Last Chance to Enter To Win a Set of 4 Beautiful Cookbooks!!! Don’t Miss out!

This week is the LAST WEEK TO ENTER TO WIN volumes 1-4 of The Gathering of Friends Cookbooks by Michelle Huxtable!!!

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the_gathering_of_friends_cookbook_giveaway_contestThese books have pictures for every single recipe and are laid out with the chef in mind.  The pages easily wipe clean, and the cookbooks lay flat so you can read the recipes while you’re cooking and baking.  Not to mention the amazingly convenient grocery shopping lists!  BRILLIANT!

The_gathering_of_Friends_Cookbook_Giveaway_contestEnter for your chance to win, you can give them away to a friend, or you can keep them for yourself!  Even better, this would make the perfect Mother’s Day present!!!

Once you see these cookbooks you will want to buy a set for everyone you love that loves to cook.

Don’t miss out!  The winner will be announced on May 1st!  Good luck!

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Hazelnut Espresso Cookies

Lately I’ve been craving soy lattes like it’s going out of style.  But sticking to my calorie allotment on My Fitness Pal has prevented me from indulging.

So clearly the only solution is to substitute one vice for another.  This reasoning led me on a hunt for instant espresso powder.  Not that this journey led me down a path of fewer calories, mind you…

One package of hazelnuts and the usual cookie suspects later, I created a recipe for Hazelnut Espresso Cookies.  If the Cookie Monster had a sophisticated adult cousin, these hazelnut espresso cookies would have been Mr. Sophisticated Cookie Monster’s favorite.

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Nostalgic S’more Tarts

I had a craving today… I don’t know if I’ve ever craved this before…

I had a craving for s’mores.

But then I wasn’t satisfied with just the idea of the traditional s’more. And I wasn’t about to build a campfire to make a legit roasted marshmallow for my s’more.

What could I possibly due to make A s’more prettier… a little more special. …as if that’s even possible.

So I thought… how about a s’more tart!? With a marshmallow meringue topping bruleed in the oven?

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